Sweet Potato Cookies Recipe

    24 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Sweet Potato, medium, about 8 ounces
  • 1 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Coriander Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 large Eggs, room temperature
  • 1 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup Canola Oil
  • 1/4 cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce, or substitute additional canola oil in equivalent amount
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 cup Chocolate

Directions

  1. Place rack in upper third of oven preheat to 400°F. Clean and scrub sweet potato, pierce all over with a fork, then roast directly on the oven rack for 40 minutes, until fork tender in the thickest part of the potato. Once cool enough to handle, peel away the skin, mash, and measure out 1 cup of puree for baking the cookies. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat mat. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, whole wheat flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, cloves, coriander, and salt.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat together the eggs and brown sugar until thick and smooth. Slowly mix in the oil, applesauce, and vanilla, then carefully fold in the sweet potato puree.
  4. Add sweet potato mixture all at once to the flour mixture. Fold in by hand, just until no streaks of flour remain. Do not over mix. Gently fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Drop cookies by rounded tablespoonfuls onto the prepared baking sheet 2 inches apart (they will look fairly small). Bake for 9-11 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let cool for 10 minutes on the baking sheet, then remove to a wire rack to let cool completely. 
 

Notes

  • Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days, separating any cookie layers with wax paper to prevent sticking.

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Author: Erin C.
Recipe Yields: 24 cookies
Prep Time: 50 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 60 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cookie
Servings Per Recipe 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 27
Calories 117

% Daily Value*
5%
Total Fat 3g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
3%
Sodium 77mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate 20g
1%
  Dietary Fiber 1g
  Sugars 11g
4%
Protein 2g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Erin C.

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Erin shares such delicious and healthy food on The Law Student's Wife, we couldn't help but ask the same on Food Fanatic. Being Stealthy Healthy is pretty fun - at least, we think so!